CFP: [International] Gothic congress in Mexico

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Antonio Alcalá
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GOTHIC Literature; a fixed genre or a fluid mode

Aim: To get both scholars and students in the UNAM (National Autonomous
University of Mexico) and other institutions interested in the Gothic by
showing them the richness in content as well as the recent growing in
academic studies concerning Gothic works and writers.

The Gothic is just in the first steps to be recognized among Mexican
scholars as a rich literary field worth of study. However, the future seems
very promising since, once the Gothic becomes of full scholar interest
here, it can open some doors for the recognition of Gothic elements in the
works of some Mexican and Latin American writers who are still to be
discovered as having worked into the Gothic.

Dates: March 31, Abril 1 y 2, 2008 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

Place: ‘Salon de Actos I’, Philosophy and Literature Faculty (FFyL),
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.

Call for papers: We are calling all scholars interested in helping raise
interest for the Gothic in Mexico to compose papers centered on the idea of
the Gothic as a series of elements or conventions that adapt and appear in
works of different genres, national literatures and historical periods.

Possible Topics:

. The evolution of Gothic Literature
. National Gothic Literatures (British Gothic, Scottish Gothic, American
. Gothic Literature in the last 50 years
. Gothic elements in Mexican Literature
. Postcolonial Gothic
. The future of Gothic Literature
. Gothic Film
. Gothic and Art

Those interested in taking part in the congress will be asked to send an
abstract of their paper in 200 words, including its title; as well as a
short summary of their academic background (50 words) with full name of the
participant. The proposals will be received until December 1st, 2007.

The participants will be given around 20 minutes to read their papers.
Works will be presented either in English or Spanish.

All proposals, papers and questions are to be sent to: or

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